Organic Golden Beet Seeds
Organic Golden Beet Seeds
Golden Beets are mild flavored and prized for their color that does not stain! Beets are best when grown in light soils. Compost can help improve your soil structure. If good, light soil is unavailable, grow in a container filled with a light potting mix! Beet greens are just as tasty as the roots!
This heirloom variety is a knockout with its beautiful gold color and mild flavor. Globes reach 2″ (5cm) across.
Approx Seed Count
50° F+, 10°C+
Area to Sow
30' row, 9.1m row
Days to Germ.
Days to Maturity
Best Planting Method
≥3" apart, 7.6cm
≥5" apart, 12.7cm
Planting by Zones
- In mild areas of Zones 9 and 10, beets can be planted year-round. They enjoy cool weather and ample moisture. If planting during warmer months, provide ample moisture and use shade cloth or row cover to protect the crop.
- Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last heavy frost. Beets respond well to cold exposure. Plant outdoors when the soil temperature is at least 60°F (16°C).
Planting Beet Seeds
- Beet seeds can be direct sown or transplanted out.
- When starting your seeds in flats or starter pots, plant your seeds on top of thoroughly moistened high-quality potting soil. Cover seeds 1/2″ (1.3cm) deep with finely sifted soil. Two weeks after seedlings have germinated, fertilize with an organic liquid fertilizer. Once seedlings are about 5-6 weeks old, you can transplant them into the garden making sure you space each plant 3″ (7.62cm) apart.
- If you choose to direct sow your seeds, plant them in well-worked, thoroughly moistened, debris-free soil. Plant them in a furrow, water with a light mist so as not to displace the seeds, and cover with 1/2″ (1.3cm) of finely sifted soil.
- Beets are not a fussy crop, however, they do enjoy regular moisture and light, fluffy soil. To ensure this, irrigate regularly in Zones 9 and 10. Adding compost to the soil aids the soil structure by holding more moisture and regulating soil temperatures.
- Allow adequate space between the plants for the happiest crops. Thin to at least 3″ (7.62cm) apart if needed.
- More information about growing beets is on the blog!
Succession Planting Beets
- We strongly suggest that you succession plant in two-week intervals ensuring a steady flow of fresh beets to harvest.
Growing Beets in Containers
- Beets are an excellent container crop! If you are planting in containers, make sure your container is at least 10″ (25.4cm) deep. Keep in mind containers will dry out faster because they have more surface area and less soil to hold onto moisture.
- Beets may be harvested at any size for your enjoyment. However, do not let them get too large as the flavor will decline when they get larger than 4″ (10cm) or so in diameter. To harvest, simply pull the roots out of the ground.
- Beets are a small crop that can be interplanted with other crops very easily. We plant beets almost year round and plant them around other crops where we can find space. In the cooler months, beets look beautiful popping up between nasturtiums, poppies, cosmos, and borage.
- Plant several varieties alongside Golden Beet for a long harvest window and to enjoy a variety of colors, flavors, and textures. Try Bulls Blood, Detroit Dark Red, Chioggia Beet, and more.
Southern California Pro Tips
- In areas of Zones 9 and 10, beets are a very easy crop.
- Mulch heavily around your beet plants to ensure the soil does not dry out or heat up too much.
- During our hottest months of August, September, and October, plants can suffer from the heat. If your area gets extreme heat, we recommend that you take these months off from planting cool-season plants and resume in the cool weather. You can use shade cloth or floating row covers to help protect the plants from extreme heat.
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